Harbor Beach Lighthouse on the sunrise side of Lake Huron in Michigan's Thumb
Welcome to the Harbor Beach Lighthouse! We are located on the shores of Lake Huron in Michigan's thumb. Guided tours are available on Saturdays in the summer. Experience the boat ride with harbor and breakwall information and learn about the history of this communityʼs most recognizable and award winning landmark. Our Preservation Society tour guides provide you with a glimpse of the life of a lightkeeper, answer questions, and even take photos!! Be sure to bring your camera! You donʼt want to miss the “portlight” photo op on the gallery level. Itʼs one of a kind and will make a wonderful souvenir memory to last a lifetime.
2022 TOURS WILL START JUNE 18TH!
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Enjoy one of the nicest lighthouses on the sunrise side of Lake Huron. It’s freshly painted and our new fog signal building is complete. Enjoy a short boat ride to the lighthouse and learn about it’s history from friendly and informative volunteer docents.
Tours are conducted on Saturdays from late June 18th through the first weekend of September. The boat leaves the Harbor Beach Marina starting at 9:00 am and then every 30 minutes.DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT forget your camera. The 360 degree view from the top of the lighthouse is one you will not forget. The best photo opp of the day is on the gallery level of the lighthouse, taken through the porthole. Tour guides are happy to help you with this once in a lifetime memory.
Make sure to visit the Harbor Beach Grice House Museum, located adjacent to the marina on Ritchie Drivehouses to see the original Fresnel Lens from the lighthouse.
To purchase advanced tickets and tour gift certificates, click here.
Our lighthouse recently lost a great and loyal friend and supporter, William “Billy” Rands. Billy has always made sure we had support when needed it for a variety of capital restoration projects he helped finance and he was always encouraging and positive about our project. We will miss him deeply as he really believed in what we were doing, even when it started just by painting the exterior widows. Now over 30 years later the fog signal building is rebuilt as a museum with exhibits of the maritime history of Harbor Beach, we are completely solar powered, we have an exact operating replica of the original Fresnel Lens shining brightly, while the original now sits in a curated space in the nearby Grice House Museum, and the entire lighthouse structure has been recoated in long lasting epoxy based paint which will keep it beautiful for decades. Billy was there every step of the way and the completely restored lighthouse is a legacy of his generosity of resources and positive spirit which will stand for decades to come. Your memorial gift will help us keep it that way!